Peppermint Lounge ‎– Perfect High

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Perfect High (Radio Version) 5:15
Perfect High (Instrumental) 4:29

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WOM 50 111, 50 111 Peppermint Lounge Perfect High(12", Single) World Of Music, World Of Music WOM 50 111, 50 111 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
WOM 50 111, 50 111 Peppermint Lounge Perfect High(12", Single, Blu) World Of Music, World Of Music WOM 50 111, 50 111 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
DE-183 Peppermint Lounge Perfect High(12", Single, RE, RM) Dark Entries DE-183 US 2017 Sell This Version

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e-control

e-control

March 6, 2018
referencing Perfect High, 12", Single, RE, RM, DE-183
agree - the recent dark entries reissues like tony moore and this one are terrible. mastering from vinyl would not be a problem if done properly - but this overpronounced bass and the other issues .. no way
rock-ranger

rock-ranger

December 30, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Perfect High, 12", Single, RE, RM, DE-183
This pressing is really a mess. Sounds terrible. It has obviously been mastered from Vinyl. The sound is compressed, distorted and uneven, the fade outs are heavily filtered as you can hear the highs are dropping rapidly at the end.
Both tracks are faded earlier than the original, where the Instrumental misses a couple of seconds and also the first beat is cropped at the beginning.
What a great opportunity has been missed to bring a worthy reissue of this great track.
Jarren

Jarren

November 13, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Perfect High, 12", Single, WOM 50 111, 50 111

Here is a short, edited A/B test of the Dark Entries reissue vs the original 12":

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I think they're pretty similar. If anything, the original pressing kinda edges the DE reiessue on the high frequencies.

But it's minimal. A great reissue by Dark Entries in my opinion, well worth buying.
puffketeer

puffketeer

October 12, 2017
referencing Perfect High, 12", Single, WOM 50 111, 50 111
dark entries reissue coming november 6. unlike the flexx split w/ twilight ritual from a while back it properly replicates the original 12" artwork & tracklist so i'd hold out for this one http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/store/vinyl/peppermint-lounge-perfect-high-12/
tobbelander

tobbelander

May 31, 2017
referencing Perfect High, 12", Single, WOM 50 111, 50 111
Bought my 12" copy 15 years ago - 2 euro, sold it in 2007 - 80 euro. A cashcow if you find it.
Jarren

Jarren

January 29, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Perfect High, 12", Single, Blu, WOM 50 111, 50 111
Does anyone know when these blue labels were introduced? The WOM 12" label lasted 2 years as far as I can tell, and there are blue label variants of tracks from both those years.

Perhaps the blue labels are a later reissue series, maybe '85 or '86? Who knows.

It just seems strange for a company to issue two very different center labels simultaneously (over a two year life span).
Jarren

Jarren

February 10, 2014
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Perfect High, 12", Single, WOM 50 111, 50 111

An outstanding piece of music, which is quite hard to classify.

For a start, the female vocals are very New Wave / Alternative Rock (think Siouxsie Sioux).

Next, there is a fantastic throbbing bassline. Almost prototype EBM.

Then there is an irresistible synth riff, which screams Italo Disco (the very highest quality kind, not the trashy sort).

This riff transforms throughout the song, until finally it is released into a free-flowing workout that Klaus Schulze or Jean-Michel Jarre would be proud of.

So yeah, it's pretty hard to classify this song. On the one hand you could say it's Italo Disco.

But it's far too cool to be Italo Disco (and yeah yeah, I know there are cool Italo tracks).

No. To me this falls more into the New Wave category. People will probably claim this for the Minimal scene, but to me it's a rather impressive rock song in an electronic suit.

Whatever you want to call it, it is a sublime track.

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For reference, there is no "Full / Extended" version. The Radio Version is simply the original version. The Instrumental version replaces the vocal with a cheesy Italo organ riff (plus it ends a damn sight shorter than the listed duration, actually at around 4:25).

Also, it is worth noting that the lyrics are inspired by the poem "That Perfect High" by Shel Silverstein.